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Electric action found to erode lunar soil

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posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 08:34 AM
source from science daily

In 2014 we had an asteroid that spouted a comet like tail. This is still an enigma for the icy dirt-ball and dirty ice-ball models of comets. It remains an open question.

We seem to have a number of dog bone shaped comets which violate the standard model of comets.

Rosetta is now orbiting a comet and surprises include; the observation that the body is rocky at the surface, surprisingly warm and exceptionally dark (low reflectivity ). Another oddity is the way ions are being ejected from the surface. More to come on that from ESA I believe.

Now we have this today. It's the first time electric forces have been discovered causing larger scale physical changes in the soil of the moon. There has always been a recognition that solar wind ionizes things but these new observations show the effects may be much more significant than first believed.

modeling done by University of New Hampshire and NASA scientists suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties of the soil in the moon's coldest craters through the process of sparking -- a finding that could change our understanding of the evolution of planetary surfaces in the solar system.

Maybe the action on comets is the same electrical action happening everywhere in the heliosphere?

Electric forces are changing the chemistry of the moon and liberating ions from it's surface. Remember, the moon also has a tail

The charging may create sparking, or electrostatic breakdown, and this "breakdown weathering" process has possibly changed the very nature of the moon's polar soil, suggesting that permanently shadowed regions, which hold clues to our solar system's past, may be more active than previously thought.

So the Electric Comet hypothesis is lurking again. I personally love when science actually works and overturns a model that is riddled with violations. When that happens, sometimes the dominoes fall on other models.

So who knows how far the Electric Universe hypothesis has to run?

edit on 22-8-2014 by InverseLookingGlass because: syntax

edit on 22-8-2014 by InverseLookingGlass because: spelling

posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 09:00 AM
I've really liked the EUT ever since I heard of it. It makes sense to me. The idea that science has to create dark matter/energy to make its models work seems goofy and unscientific. Very un-elegant.

posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 09:05 AM

originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass

So who knows how far the Electric Universe hypothesis has to run?

With plankton secretly hitching free rides to the cosmos being shared
1 can only guess and keep truth seeking InverseLookingGlass

posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 10:05 PM
a reply to: InverseLookingGlass

What part of the article you posted makes you think it supports electric-universe 'theory'?

The electrical reactivity of lunar soil has been known since the time of the Apollo missions. The idea that it should be taken into account when considering the evolution of that soil is new, but provides no support for EU.

posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 12:16 PM
Electric Universe proponents are like Pavlov dogs. Every time a mainstream science article mentions any kind of electromagnetic interaction or effect in the Solar System, they bark and salivate, proclaiming that this supports their EU theory.

By the way, the dark and non-icy surface of comets is part of the mainstream model. Repeated perihelion approaches deplete the surface of ices, and the solar radiation breaks down molecules, producing dark coating of dust and hydrocarbons.

The comet being orbited by Rosetta has been shown to have very small mass and density (being even less dense than ice), ruling out the EU notion that comets are solid chunks of rock.

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